Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Page SUM 2,151,475

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Be The Match Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Governor Dummer Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,210,075

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish World Watch CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Santa Clara Schools Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Mental Health Advocacy Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Churchill Club CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Page SUM 1,318,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Berthoud Robotics United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Information Technology and Management Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Father’s House International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
WeDontWaste Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Omni Commons United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,050,250

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